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For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

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For 50 years, Washington Week has been the most intelligent and up to date conversation about the most important news stories of the week. Washington Week is the longest-running news and public affairs program on PBS and features journalists -- not pundits -- lending insight and perspective to the week's important news stories.

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Episodes

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 2/23/24

2/23/2024
It’s been two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. For a while, it seemed as if Ukraine had the upper hand in its war to remain free, Russia is again on the attack. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Lara Seligman of Politico for a discussion about the state of the war.

Duration:00:22:25

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 2/16/24

2/16/2024
The death of outspoken Putin critic and opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrives at a pivotal moment for world security and the war in Ukraine. Plus, Trump is dealt back-to-back legal blows. Join moderator Frank Foer, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Carl Hulse of The New York Times, Perry Stein of The Washington Post, and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:49

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 2/9/24

2/9/2024
Donald Trump cements his status as the leader of the Republican Party after his Senate allies tank the bipartisan border deal and a Justice Department report raises questions about Biden’s memory and age. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, James Bennet of The Economist, John Dickerson of CBS News, Josh Gerstein of Politico and Amna Nawaz of PBS NewsHour to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:51

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 2/2/24

2/2/2024
The U.S. is in the midst of a multipronged attack against Iranian-sponsored militias. The Middle East was already boiling, and President Biden seems loath to escalate, but he also felt he had no choice. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, Lara Seligman of Politico and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:55

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 1/26/24

1/26/2024
Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire brought him closer to the GOP presidential nomination just days before he was ordered to pay out $83.3 million for defamation. Meanwhile, President Biden ramps up his campaign. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Tom Nichols of The Atlantic, Ashley Parker of The Washington Post and Chuck Todd of NBC News for a discussion.

Duration:00:24:47

Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 1/19/24

1/19/2024
Donald Trump secured a big win from Iowa caucus-goers and appears poised to become the Republican nominee in New Hampshire as President Biden contends with an increasingly unpredictable world in the Middle East. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Eugene Daniels of Politico, Adam Harris of The Atlantic, Asma Khalid of NPR and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal for a discussion on these stories.

Duration:00:24:47

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 1/12/24

1/12/2024
The Iowa caucuses are days away and the Republican front-runner is setting a pattern for the year, moving between the campaign trail and the courtroom. As Trump manages legal challenges, President Biden is dealing with the rest of the world. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Josh Gerstein of Politico, Steve Inskeep of NPR, Nikole Killion of CBS News and Adrienne LaFrance of The Atlantic to discuss.

Duration:00:24:42

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 1/5/24

1/5/2024
It's the third anniversary of Jan. 6 and just over 300 days until the election. The leading Republican is the man who many believe inspired the insurrection and President Biden is sagging in popularity. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Laura Barrón-López of PBS NewsHour, Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post and Jerusalem Demsas of The Atlantic to discuss more.

Duration:00:24:38

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 12/29/23

12/29/2023
For the last show of the year, we’re talking about Donald Trump, his record, his campaign and the promises he’s made. The Atlantic just published a special issue devoted to answering the question, what happens if Trump wins? Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, McKay Coppins, Franklin Foer, Clint Smith and Adrienne LaFrance for this special discussion.

Duration:00:24:28

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 12/22/23

12/22/2023
It’s shaping up to be an unpredictable and destabilizing election year with wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, a revolution in A.I., a wildly dysfunctional Congress and an ex-president under indictment. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Lisa Desjardins of PBS NewsHour, Adam Harris of The Atlantic, Zolan Kanno-Youngs of The New York Times and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:11

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 12/15/23

12/15/2023
President Biden found himself facing an incredible convergence of political problems this week. Those issues include funding for Ukraine, border security, tensions with Israel's prime minister and an impeachment inquiry and could ultimately hinder his reelection. Join guest moderator Frank Foer, Steve Inskeep of NPR, Jonathan Karl of ABC News and Asma Khalid of NRP to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:38

Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 12/8/23

12/8/2023
Ukraine is fighting Russia on the eastern front and Israel is hunting Hamas in Gaza. How President Biden navigates this crisis could determine the future of democracy around the globe and at home. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Anne Applebaum of The Atlantic, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal and Chuck Todd of NBC News to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:30

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 12/1/23

12/1/2023
The House makes history by expelling George Santos from its ranks and Democrats put Sen. Tuberville on notice for holding up military appointments. Plus, a look at Trump's GOP coalition. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Tim Alberta of The Atlantic, Elisabeth Bumiller of The New York Times, Eugene Daniels of Politico and Philip Rucker of The Washington Post to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:22:08

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 11/24/23

11/24/2023
Mike Johnson has been House speaker for a month and the honeymoon may be over. Frustration is growing from some hard-right Republicans over government spending and with a thin majority, every GOP vote matters. Join Lisa Desjardins, Nikole Killion of CBS News, Carl Hulse of The New York Times, Toluse Olorunnipa of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:22:07

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 11/17/23

11/17/2023
Former President Trump has never been modulated in rhetoric and action. But there’s a real sense, as he comes under more and more legal pressure, he’s become more apocalyptic. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Peter Baker of The New York Times, Leigh Ann Caldwell of The Washington Post, Idrees Kahloon of The Economist and Elaina Plott Calabro of The Atlantic to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:48

Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 11/10/23

11/10/2023
Though President Biden still lags in the polls, the news is generally good for Democrats after Tuesday’s off-year election wins. But a surprising announcement from Sen. Joe Manchin throws control of the Senate into question. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, David Brooks of the New York Times, Eugene Daniels of Politico, Asma Khalid of NPR and Ed O’Keefe of CBS News to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:30

Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 11/3/23

11/3/2023
President Biden is facing a large set of challenges as he runs for reelection. The most unique challenge of all: no one his age has ever won the presidency. Plus, the latest on the Middle East war and the new House speaker. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Adam Harris of The Atlantic, Susan Page of USA Today and Alex Thompson of Axios to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:45

Washington Week with the Atlantic full episode, 10/27/23

10/27/2023
A week ago, barely anyone in Washington knew Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana. Now the pro-Trump election denier is speaker of the House. What does it mean for the country, for Congress, for Ukraine and Israel? And what does his win say about the GOP? Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, McKay Coppins of The Atlantic, John Dickerson of CBS News and Nia-Malika Henderson of CNN to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:40

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 10/20/23

10/20/2023
President Biden traveled to Israel to demonstrate U.S. support as the threat of full-scale war looms over the Middle East. This as Congress remains paralyzed with House Republicans unable to decide who should lead them. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, Dana Bash of CNN, Franklin Foer of The Atlantic, Steve Inkseep of NPR and Nancy Youssef of The Wall Street Journal to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:39

Washington Week with The Atlantic full episode, 10/13/23

10/13/2023
Six days after the deadliest pogrom since the Holocaust, Israel is on the attack and Gaza’s civilians are in mortal danger. For now, the U.S. is supporting Israel's overwhelming response. Join moderator Jeffrey Goldberg, David Ignatius of The Washington Post, Susan Glasser of The New Yorker, Vivian Salama of The Wall Street Journal and Mary Louise Kelly of NPR to discuss this and more.

Duration:00:24:32